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" That hangs his head, and a' that ? The coward-slave, we pass him by, We dare be poor for a' that ! For a' that, and a' that, Our toils obscure, and a' that ; The rank is but the guinea stamp ; The man's the gowd for a "
The Genius and Character of Burns - Page 189
by John Wilson - 1845 - 222 pages
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An index to familiar quotations selected principally from British authors ...

John Cooper Grocott - 1863
...strife ; But every ladv would be queen for life. POPE. — Moral Essays, Epi. II. Line 215. RANK. — The rank is but the guinea stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that. BURNS.— Honest Poverty. RAPTURE. — An infant when it gazes on the light, A child the moment...
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Nobly False; a Novel

James MacGrigor Allan - 1863
...An honest man's the noblest work of God.' To quote a poet you may know more about — Eobert Burns : 'The rank is but the guinea stamp, The man's the gowd for a" that' " " That's a' verra true," replied Mr. Carney, pleased in spite of himself by the allusion to...
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The Songs of Robert Burns, Volume 43

Robert Burns - Scotland - 1863 - 319 pages
...pass him by, We dare be poor for a' that ! For a' that, and a' that, Our toils obscure and a' that ; The rank is but the guinea stamp; The man's the gowd for a' that. What though on hamely fare we dine, Wear hodden- grey, and a' that ; Gie fools their silks, and...
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The poetical reader for school and home use, ed. by J.C. Curtis

John Charles Curtis - 1863
...pass him by, We dare be poor for a' that. For a' that, and a' that, Our toils obscure, and a' that, The rank is but the guinea stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that. What though on hamely fare we dine, Wear hoddin grey, and a' that ; Gie fools their silks, and...
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The Works of Professor Wilson of the University of Edinburgh: Essays ...

John Wilson - 1865
...his friends, or even his acquaintances, how could he have borne to read his own two bold lines— " The rank is but the guinea stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that" 1 Besides, we know from Burns's poetry what was then the character of the people of Scotland,...
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The Poetical Works of Robert Burns, Volume 2

Robert Burns - 1865
...pass him by, We dare be poor for a' that ! For a' that, and a' that, Our toils obscure, and a' that ; The rank is but the guinea stamp ; The man's the gowd for a' that. What tho' on hamely fare we dine, Wear hodden-grey, and a' that ; Gie fools their silks, and...
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"MY NOVEL" or VARIETIES IN ENGLISH LIFE BY PISISTRATUS CAXTON

EDWARD BULWER LYTTON - 1865
...fell to quoting : And Richard heard, with less respect for the sentiment than might be supposed, that "Rank is but the guinea stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that." " Well ! " exclaimed Mr. Avenel. " Pretty piece of politeness to tell that to a lady like the...
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Country Life: A Handbook of Agriculture, Horticulture, and Landscape Gardening

Robert Morris Copeland - Agriculture - 1866 - 912 pages
...only test of rural improvements or the sole inducement to agricultural labors. Burns has said: — " The rank is but the guinea stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that," and it needs very little reflection to see that in those two lines the historv of the world...
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The Works of Philip Lindsley ...: Miscellaneous discourses and essays

Philip Lindsley - 1866
...Fletcher, "He would have died to serve his country; but he would not do a base thing to save it." 10. "Rank is but the guinea stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that." * * * "The honest man, though e'er sae poor, Is king o' men for a' that." (Burns.) 11. "The...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets

Henry George Bohn - Quotations - 1867 - 715 pages
...sires ; If you degenerate from your race, Their merit heightens your disgrace. Gay, Fable n. part 2. The rank is but the guinea stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that. Burns, Honest Poverty. EAPHABL. Fain would I Raphael's godlike art rehearse, And show th" immortal...
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